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August 1, 2001

August Visual AIDS Web Gallery

The August Visual AIDS web gallery is now live and features work by Stephen Andrews, Barton Lidice Benes, Jimmy DeSana, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Frank Green, Rebecca Guberman, Sunil Gupta, John Lesnick, John Morrison, Rene Santos, Hugh Steers, Steed Taylor, Jorge Veras, David Wojnarowicz and Laurence Young.

Visitors' Survey

Take The Body's Summer 2001 Visitor Survey and win an gift certificate! We want to find out who you are and what you like and dislike about our site! Please take a moment to let us know!

Weird Side Effects

Researchers in France and Spain have reported an unusual side effect of efavirenz -- breast enlargement in both men and women. For the details, click here.

High Triglycerides?

A number of studies have found that people with HIV/AIDS may have lower-than-normal levels of carnitine. Signs/symptoms of carnitine deficiency include higher-than-normal levels of triglycerides and weak and/or tired muscles. A small pilot study using daily L-carnitine had an interesting response. Click here to read the results.

Presidential Advisory Council on AIDS

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS issued its first recommendations to President Bush: council urges action on AIDS funding, minority AIDS issues, and leadership on domestic and global challenges. Read the press release or read the actual report.

HIV Reporting Law in New York

Take a look at the HIV reporting and partner notification law passed in New York last year, from the New York City Department of Health.

When to Start Treatment

HIV armageddon: hit hard, hit early? An interview with Dr. Mary Romeyn.

Interview with Edwin Cameron

Bruce Mirken interviews South Africa High Court Justice Edwin Cameron, who has become a leading advocate for AIDS treatment and other medical care in Africa, from AIDS Treatment News.

Frank Salinas, Survivor

Frank Salinas tells his dramatic story of surviving a life in an orphanage, in prison, with addiction and with HIV/AIDS, and emerging stronger in the end, in Body Positive.

Spirituality and AIDS

After losing his lover to AIDS, Richard Hardy wanted to know how other people experienced their partners' infection and how it changed their spirituality. He wrote a book about it. We are pleased to present an excerpt here with a little background.

HIV over 50

Between 10 and 15 percent of all new cases of HIV occur in people over 50 years old. Jane Fowler, co-chair of the National Assoication on HIV over Fifty and HIV positive herself, discusses this important issue, in Positively Aware.

A Personal Account of a Treatment Interruption

"Can I ask you why it is that a 34-year-old man with 1030 T-cells and a viral load measuring less than 50 ('undetectable'), who has never had a moment of HIV-related illness, is on HAART?" Jim Pickett decides to take a treatment vacation, in Positively Aware.

Program for Teens at Risk

Vicki Burkitt examines a unique program for teens at risk or living with HIV, in Positively Aware.

Web Highlights
A Selection of the Top HIV/AIDS Stories from Across the Internet

Coverage of the 1st International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment
From National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (July 31, 2001)

HIV Cases in Russia Rise Sharply
From Washington Post (July 29, 2001)

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